The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, is now warning at least 400 children have been killed in the 11 months since the violence in Syria began. UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado said children are among the victims of the assault on Homs.
Marixie Mercado: “Nearly 11 months of violence in Syria have led to the deaths and injuries of hundreds of children. There are reports of children being arbitrarily arrested, tortured and sexually abused while in detention. Over the past few days, reported heavy shelling by government forces of civilian neighborhoods in the city of Homs is undoubtedly causing further suffering for more children.”